Tom “Durrrr" Dwan Hoping To Strike It Big At WSOP 2010May 30, 2010 8:38 am
Tom Dwan has just got all the extra incentive he needs to take down a WSOP event this summer, after arranging a whole host of prop bets with fellow pros.
No one is doubting Tom “Durrrr” Dwan’s cash poker skills as he daily continues to demonstrate his prowess at Full Tilt Poker’s virtual felts, and is currently the highest earner on the site for the year with around $3.3 million in profits.
However, Dwan is not so well known for his live tournament play, and to date has only managed to accumulate around $1.15 million in live wins, his biggest score coming at the WPT 2007 World Poker Finals, where he placed 4th for $324,244.
Now, the ever resourceful high stakes cash game specialist has decided to take advantage of this perceived weakness in his overall game by offering 3.25:1 odds to anyone interested in betting against him winning a bracelet at this years World Series of Poker 2010 event. He is also offering 2:1 odds to anyone interested in betting against him winning two bracelets over the next three years, with a WSOP Europe win counting towards a chop.
Tom Dwan is so confident that his prop bet incentives will motivate him to achieve great things, that he has also offered odds of 1.31:1 that he will outperform any other player, in terms of cashes, that any punter chooses to back.
The minimum bet the young New Jersey pro will accept is $5,000, and as Dwan explains:
“Phil (Ivey) and Daniel (Negreanu) obviously bet against me, along with a bunch of other high stakes live pros…I wouldn’t normally be playing the $1,500 events and stuff, but this year I’ll play some of them at least. Well, I’m probably going to play all of them and see what happens.”
Dwan, who stands to make an additional $2 million if he succeeds in his WSOP endeavours, has said he will be temporarily shifting his focus away from cash games as he attempts to realise his goal, and that he believes winning just one WSOP bracelet would be enough to really spur him on.
“Once I put that little gold thing on my wrist, I’ll be real confident,” said Dwan.
Its always interesting when a top cash pro tries to prove a point at a different poker game format, and we look forward to seeing Dwan in action over the next few weeks at WSOP 2010. In the meantime, Dwan made an early exit from the first WSOP 2010 event he entered, the $50,000 HORSE tournament.